Give 2-hrs a Day to Public Grievances, Admin Secretaries Told  

SRINAGAR — Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam on Monday directed the Administrative Secretaries to quickly move ahead with the execution of projects/schemes upon cessation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC). “Now that Lok Sabha Elections and MCC are over, it is time to quickly move on with the developmental work” he observed.  Chairing a […]

Prayers, Processions Mark Martyrdom Anniversary Of Imam Ali In Kashmir

SRINAGAR —Thousands of fasting Muslims thronged shrines and Imambargah’s on Monday to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS), one of the most revered icons of Islam. Every year, on the 21st day of Ramazan, mourners gather in mosques and religious centers across many parts of the Muslim world to attend […]

Gridlock Returns To Srinagar Ahead Of Eid  

SRINAGAR — Most areas here witnessed a gridlock on Monday ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr festival, leaving commuters in lurch.  The commuters remained stuck for a long time in the gridlock today, which was witnessed in several city areas including Rajouri Kadal, Lal Chowk, Habba Kadal, Fateh Kadal, Nowhatta, Rainawari, Hari Singh High Street, Jahangir Chowk and […]

J&K’s First Electric Bus Service Launched

JAMMU — Advisor to the State Governor K Skandan flagged off the operations of the first state-run electric bus service in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. After inaugurating the service at the railway station here, Skandan said, “The government will initially operate 40 electric buses on different routes in the state.” The buses are totally environment friendly, […]

Aqua Park At Botanical Garden: Officials Review Modalities  

SRINAGAR — Principal Secretary, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Transport Department, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today convened a meeting of senior officers of Fisheries, Floriculture and Tourism departments to review the modalities for the establishment of a mega Aquarium/Aqua Park at Botanical Garden, Srinagar.  Director Floriculture, Hafeez Ahmed Shah, Director, Fisheries, R N Pandita, Director, […]

Fight Against Militancy  To Continue: DGP

JAMMU — Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh Monday said the fight against militancy would continue till the establishment of “lasting peace” in the state.  He also asked his men to be fully prepared for the annual 46-day pilgrimage to the 3,880 metre high holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, which is scheduled […]

Yasin Malik’s Remand Extend; JRL Calls It ‘Political Vendetta’ 

SRINAGAR — Joint Resistance Leadership has strongly “condemned” the NIA court’s verdict of extending the judicial remand of incarcerated JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik upto July 7, stating the illegal detention of JKLF chairman was being deliberately prolonged under political vendetta and is against the basic principles of democracy and humanity as well. The JRL […]

North Kashmir: Boy Killed In Mine Blast,Man Shot Dead In Kupwara   

SRINAGAR — A teenager was killed and another critically injured on Monday in an explosion in the border area of Gurez in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Also suspected militants on Monday evening shot dead a 39-year-old man at Babagund area of Handwara in Kupwara district. Official sources said that the boys were playing in an open […]

Govt Orders Prosecution Of Slain Militant’s Daughter  

SRINAGAR — The state government has ordered prosecution of woman, daughter of a slain militant from Khonmoh in outskirts of Srinagar, who was allegedly arrested on 13 November last year at Lawaypora Srinagar.    According to a government order, Police Station Parimpora received a written docket to the effect that on 13 November 2018 while […]

Govt For Audit of River Embankments 4 Years After Floods

SRINAGAR — Four years after the floods hit the state, now it seems that government has finally woken up as it has decided to conduct safety audit of river embankments of Jhelum and other rivers and streams. In the aftermath of 2014 floods, the government made tall claims to prevent such disasters in the future. […]

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